18 Items You Can Repurose Into Creative Shelves


Shelves are the must-have part of every home. We need them to store some books, vases and other decorations in the living room, we often incorporate some for storing kitchen utensils and gadgets in the kitchen and of course we need some for the beauty tools in the bathrooms. They can be found in different designs and sizes and also there are many possible ways to make some interesting shelves out of the stuff that you already have at home. So, today, we would like to show you an examples of 18 Items You Can Repurpose Into Creative Shelves and thus get you inspired to make some shelves on your own. Check them out and choose which one of these idea you will try to copy. Enjoy!

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Shoe Boxes

When you get new pair of shoes, don’t throw away the box, because you can easily repurpose it into a wall shelf. Paint it in some more vibrant color and thus make it the perfect decor for the plain wall.

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Wood Logs

If you want to add rustic touch to your home decor, than you may try to use some wood logs as shelves.

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Milk Crates As Floating Shelves

Milk crates can be also used as shelves. Take several of them and arrange them in the way you like.

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Repurposed Skis

Now that the ski season is over, you can repurpose the skis into shelves.

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Leather Belts

Here is an example of a unique book shelf made from several leather belts. Find something to hang them from and adjust them at different heights.

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Dresser Drawers

The old dresser drawers can be also repurposed into shelves. Choose to paint them with some pastel shades and thus make them the perfect spring decor.

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Old Shutter Shelf

If you are remodeling your windows, and you are about to throw the shutters, don’t do it but use them as a vintage shelf.

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Drum Shelves

Some old drums can be also used as wall shelves, that will also serve as an eye-catching wall decor.

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Rain Gutter Bookshelves

The primary use of a rain gutter is to divert rainwater away from the roof edge, but have you ever thought that you can use several of them as shelves?

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Branch Swing Shelves

For the kids bedroom you can make some branch swing shelves where you can place some toys.

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Paint Bucket Shelves

Shelves can be also made out of some empty paint buckets. Find out how you can make them on the link below the photo.

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Rope And Crate Shelf

Just like milk crates, wooden crates can be also used as wall shelves. Get some rope to hang them.

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Vintage Suitcase Shelves

Old suitcases are one of the items that can be easily repurposed in so many different ways and one of them can be to turn them into shelves.

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Little Red Wagon Wall Shelf

When your kids grow up, you end up having many toys that you don’t know what to do with them. One such toy is the little red wagon that you can also turn it into a shelf.

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Surfboard Shelf

If you have some surfboard at home that you no longer use, don’t throw it away but use it as a shelf. This is especially common decor design for coastal interiors.

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Old Chair Shelf

When you break a chair or it looks like you don’t longer want to use it, don’t throw it away but use it as a shelf.

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Old Tire As Toy Shelf

Old tires can be also part of your home decor, for instance like a shelf for your kids’ toys.

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Vintage Book Wall Shelf

And another cool way to make a shelf  for storing books or some decorative items, can be out of some old books.

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So, which one from the above ideas you would try to copy and thus create a shelf out of some items that you already have at home? Tell us in the comments and don’t forget to stay up to date with our content to find many creative ideas of how to make something new out of some old items.